Person:Howard Davis (9)

Howard Mason Davis
b.18 Jan 1897 Marion, Marion, OH
d.19 Dec 1969 Alpena, Alpena, MI
m. 23 Sep 1896
  1. Howard Mason Davis1897 - 1969
  2. Clayton A. Davis1898 - 1898
  3. Claiborn M. Davis1898 - 1898
  4. George D. Davis1900 - 1982
Facts and Events
Name Howard Mason Davis
Gender Male
Birth? 18 Jan 1897 Marion, Marion, OH
Death? 19 Dec 1969 Alpena, Alpena, MI
Burial? 22 Dec 1969 Alpena, Alpena, MI

BIRTH: BIRTH RECORD: Film SLC 0384336; Birth Records, Marion Co., OH; record of births, probate court. Vol 3 page 47, #11. F = C. M. Davis, M = Belle Johnson; reside 515 Bellft? Ave., Marion.

CENSUS: 1900 Federal Census: Iosco Co., MI; Burleigh twp, enum dist 105, sheet 7, 23 June 1900. Howard b. Dec. 1896 in Ohio, age 3. DAVIS, CLAYTON M (1900 U.S. Census) MICHIGAN , IOSCO, BURLEIGH TWPAge: 30, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: WVSeries: T623 Roll: 718 Page: 45 153 153 Davis, Clayton M., head, w, m, Mar[?], 1878, 30, m, 4, -. -, b WV, f & m b OH, -, -, -, miller, O, -, yes, yes, yes, O, R, -, H. Esabella F., wife, w, f, Nov, 1876, 23, m, 4, 3, 1, b MI, f b ME, m b Canada Eng., -, -, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, yes. Howard ?., son, w, m, Dec, 1896, 3, s, -, -, -, b OH, f b WV, m b MI.

DAVIS, CLAYTON M (1920 U.S. Census) MICHIGAN , ALPENA, 4-WD ALPENAAge: 49, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: VASeries: T625 Roll: 754 Page: 180. 622 207 217 Davis, Clayton M., head, O, M, m, w, 49, m, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, he & f b VA, m b OH, miller, milling .., W. Isabella, wife, -, -, f, w, 44, m, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, b MI, f b Maine, m b Canada, English, yes, none. Howard, son, -, -, m, w, 22, s, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, b OH. f b VA, m b MI, yes, machinist, foundry, W. George, son, -, -, m, w, 19, s, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, b MI. f b VA, m b MI, yes, marine, U S Navy, W. Margaret, dau, -, -, f, w, 17, s, -, -, -, yes, yes, yes, b MI. f b VA, m b MI, yes, none. Clayton, jr., son, -, -, m, w, 15, s, -, -, -, yes, yes, yes, b MI. f b VA, m b MI, yes, none. Sanford, Mary, roomer, -, -, f, w, 4?, s, -, -, -, -, yes, yes, b MI, f & m b Canada, English, yes, nurse, trained, W. Reside Washington Ave.

BIRTH: "My oldest brother, Howard Mason, was born Jan. 18, 1897 in Marion, OH. This information from a letter from Clayton L. Davis, 8 Heritage Drive, Avon, CT 06001, dated 23 Jan 1988.

DEATH: DEATH NOTICE: "CITY AMBULANCE CALLED" The Alpena Fire Dept. ambulance was called twice Friday. Howard Davis was transported from 229 Washington to Alpena Hospital at 1040AM. OBITUARY: Howard M. Davis of 229 W. Washington died Friday morning at 10:30 (19 Dec 1969). He was taken to Alpena Hospital but was dead on arrival. He was born Jan. 18, 1896 at Marion, OH. He was married to the former Ida Kennedy of Alpena, Sep. 10, 1930 at St. Bernard rectory by the late Rev. John McDonald. He was a World War I veteran and a member of William F. Weine Post 65, American Legion, and vice-pres. of the Alpena AARP. Funeral is 2 pm at the Connor Funeral Home, Monda (22 Dec 1969). Rev. Verle Carson officiating. Internment in Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials to be made to the First Methodist Church. He is survived by: his wife, Ida Davis, of Alpena; a brother, George Davis, of Alpena; a brother, Clayton Davis, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a sister, Mrs. William (Margaret) Hagen of Laurium (Upper Peninsula); several nieces & nephews; names & locations unlisted. [above from the ALPENA NEWS, Sat., Dec. 20, 1969.] "Howard had to drop out of Tawas High School because of kidney infection (lost one kidney) and never returned to school. However, he was talented and ambitious. After we moved to Alpena in Aug 1913, he worked as a machinist for Besser Mfg. Co., who made machines for fabricating concrete masonry units. He took correspondence courses in commercial art, cartooning, engineering drawing, played steel guitar and ukelele. In World War I he tried to enlist in the army and navy but was rejected. He finally was drafted and stationed at Camp Custer in Battle Creek, MI until the end of the war. The "big money" in auto plants was enticing and he went to Flint, MI (Buick) and then to Detroit for Packard, then returned to Besser in Alpena. Later he and a friend drove his 1920 Chev touring car to Richmond, CA where he worked for Chevrolet. He drove to Toledo, OR and visited Roscoe, Mabel, Harry, and Vernon. Returned to Alpena and went back with Besser where he eventually became Administrative Engineer. He married Ida Kennedy and not have any children. He died Dec. 12, 1969 of a hear attack incurred while shovelling snow. [from a letter from Clayton L. Davis, 8 Heritage Drive, Avon, CT 06001, 23 Jan 1988].

BURIAL: Cemetery Data: Buried Holy Cross Cemetery (Catholic), across the street from Evergreen; "Howard M. Davis, B, 18 Jan 1897 D. 19 Dec 1969."